Exclusive: Zelda's Aonuma: We're Looking Into Going "Beyond The Disc" With DLC

"We're certainly looking at different ways to add on content"

Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma has exclusively revealed to Nintendo Life that he and his team are looking into ways of incorporating DLC into future titles in the franchise.

Speaking in an interview which will run on the site later today, Aonuma — who is currently hard at work on The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds — was asked about the possibility of DLC becoming part of the Zelda series. He replied:

We're certainly looking at different ways to add on content that would enhance the experience for the user - maybe more places to explore or just to enrich the experience beyond what is on the disc. But we also have to take into consideration that if we charge for this content then it needs to be worth it for the user.

So it's certainly a balancing an act, but I can't say that it is something we're not considering.

DLC is now an integral part of big-budget blockbusters, allowing developers to add more content and gain additional revenue while maintaining player interest in their titles. Could we see the prospect of new dungeons, items or even worlds being added to future Zelda games? Or do you think that Nintendo will adopt a different approach to everyone else, and use DLC in a more innovative and inventive fashion?

Let us know by posting a comment, and be sure to keep your eyes on the site for the full interview with Aonuma later today.

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